A Glimpse to This Year’s PYP Exhibition
The Primary Years Programme (PYP) exhibition is an exciting and culminating event for the Programme in International Baccalaureate (IB) schools worldwide. The exhibition takes place in the final grade level prior to the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP). It is considered one of the six Units of Inquiry. Students engage in a collaborative transdisciplinary inquiry process that involves them investigating and offering solutions to real-life issues or problems in both the local and wider communities. The exhibition also allows the Grade 5 students to share their understanding of what it means to be a PYP student with the BCIS community.
This year, the action started early with the great initiative taken by students Sophia Hou and Annabel Richmond, who decided to hold a bake sale to raise money for a baby named Shan that needs cleft palate surgery. With the intent of raising 8,000 RMB, the cost of the surgery, they have worked relentlessly throughout several days to reach this goal. Asked why they were doing this, the girls mentioned it was something they believe they could achieve. In addition, they wanted to do this wonderful deed for the very cute Shan, who is the Richmond family’s foster baby. Another student also doing something great for the less fortunate, this time for our furry friends called canines, is student Jennifer from Grade 5P. She has decided to conduct her exhibition action on helping dogs through a trading system where a person can bring useful items these lovable creatures can use, such as bowls, dishes, blankets, towels, and toys, and exchange these for delicious baked brownies she made. The students’ actions truly embody the essence of what it truly is to be a responsible, compassionate, and inspired person.
今年，五年级学生早早地开始了他们毕业展作品的准备与制作。Sophie Hou与Annabel Richmond便是其中的两只早鸟。他们的毕业项目是售卖烘培食品，筹集资金，为名为Shan的小宝宝支付唇腭裂手术的费用。为了筹到8000元人民币（手术费用）的善款，他们几天里“不分昼夜”地忙碌着。当被问及这个“慈善项目”的初衷时，她们两个很平静却充满信心地答道我们会办到的，我们要还可爱的小Shan“一张笑脸”。 Shan是小学部老师Richmond一家收养的中国宝宝，我们称之为"foster baby", 即他／她被外籍家庭成功收养并移民他国前，为了让他们适应国外的生活方式而由国内的外籍家庭照顾生活的孤儿或者病残儿童。而另一位五年级学生Jennifer则动起脑筋，为救助那些可怜的狗狗。 她的毕业项目是搭建一个交易／分享系统；通过这个系统，爱心人士可以把宠物用品，如食碗，食盘，毯子，毛巾与玩具等，送到那些可爱的小狗身边。当然，他们还可以用这些用品来交换Jennifer home-made私家制作的布朗尼蛋糕。 五年级学生的行动无声地体现着他们是充满启示与关爱，且富有社会责任感的小公民。
This year’s PYP exhibition will take place from May 31 to June 1. We are certainly looking forward to all the innovative ideas the young creative minds have cooked up. We hope to see you on those days as well.